Oil and gas companies rely on network communications to support their operations in the most remote regions of the world and under the harshest conditions. PacStar develops ruggedized, small form factor hardware solutions optimized for size, weight, and variable power conditions to support all forms of oil and gas operations.

PacStar solutions are ideal for enabling web connectivity, drilling instrumentation capture, data telemetry, production monitoring, voice or radio-over-IP, and video surveillance. PacStar also partners with the best of breed solution providers in wireless networking, video distribution, routing/switching, firewalls, cybersecurity and WAN optimization.

Example Applications

  • Drilling Rig Network
    Networks on drilling rigs, whether onshore or offshore, must be reliable under industrial conditions, efficient over limited bandwidth links, and easy to manage either centrally or locally. Drilling rig networks must support wired and wireless connectivity for web access,data instrumentation capture, telemetry, and real-time video streaming. Lightweight, rugged, portable hardware is required to ease rig moves and ensure system reliability.

  • Production Monitoring
    Production operations must be monitored at various points throughout the production processes including at wellheads, along various points of pipelines, and at gas compressor stations. Because production operations are autonomous, reliability of the network components under all operating conditions and ease of network management is critical for ongoing operations  and reduction of total cost of ownership.

Hardware Modules

Partner Solutions

  • VMware ESXi

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager

  • Haivision Makito CR video encoder

  • Aruba and Cisco wireless access points and controllers

  • Riverbed Steelhead WAN acceleration

PacStar works with various partners, such as Cisco, Check Point Software, and Brocade for virtual routing/switching, firewalls and more.